Dean Wells

MisCon 30 Attending Professional

Dean Wells is author of the ongoing Clockwork Millennials story cycle published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies.  Other works have appeared in Ideomancers, 10Flash Quarterly, and the anthologies Ceaseless Steam and The Best of BCS Year 4.  He has also written for the performing arts in various capacities.  Dean is an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

Dean Wells is author of the ongoing "Clockwork Millennials" series published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. His other works of speculative fiction have appeared in Ideomancer, 10Flash Quarterly, Eldritch Tales, Demensions, ShadowKeep, The Nocturnal Lyric, and the anthologies Ceaseless Steam and The Best of BCS Year 4. He has also written for the performing arts in various capacities. Dean lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and a cat, though he's open to entertaining the occasional ferret or weasel. He is an active member of Fairwood Writers and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Sat 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Exploit Your Inner Fears, Jefferson
    Moderator: Steve Diamond; Panelists: Steve Diamond, Peter Orullian (Rock Lord), Dean Wells

    Everyone is afraid of something. Horror as a genre is horrific because writers draw inspiration from what theyíre most afraid of. Learn how to tap into your own fears and how to apply them to your stories for the greatest effect.

  • Break Sat 6:50 - Sun Noon
  • panel Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, Fiction Slam Readings, Tent By the Trees (1)
    Moderator: Michael Hodges; Panelists: Michael Hodges, Todd Lockwood, Dean Wells

    Come hear your favorite pro read a selection of their work.
    1200: Michael Hodges
    1220: Dean Wells
    1240: Todd Lockwood

  • panel Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Not Your Average Short Story Panel, Glacier
    Panelists: S. A. Bolich, Dean Wells

    If youíre tired of hearing the same old advice on short stories, this is the panel for you. Letís delve deep into what makes a short story work. Is it like writing the last chapter of a book? Or more like a vignette? Does it include the same ups and downs as a novel? How do you know when itís done?

  • Break Sun 1:50 - Sun 5:00
  • panel Sun 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Depicting Emotions in Fiction, Ballroom B
    Panelists: Rhiannon Held, Michael Hodges, Christopher Paolini, Dean Wells

    Do you remember the last time you cried during a really good book? Or how about that time you laughed out loud to the embarrassment of all? Have you ever wanted to capture that sort of emotion in your own writing? In this panel we'll discuss how to write killer scenes that will have your readers so emotionally entangled, it'll take a psychologist to get them out.

  • panel Sun 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Fair Coin, Gallatin
    Moderator: Steve Diamond; Panelists: Steve Diamond, Jason A. Holt, Dean Wells

    What's the currency in your favorite fantasy world? How does it work? Is it gold or silver? Technology or magic power? Or perhaps just good old Rishathra? And how do you create an economy for your own books and stories?

  • Break Sun 6:50 - Mon 11:00
  • panel Mon 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Writing Part-Time, Glacier
    Moderator: James Glass; Panelists: Julie Frost, James Glass, Ken Scholes, Dean Wells

    We often dream of becoming full-time writers, but what if you canít? What if you donít want to? In this panel weíll discuss the pros and cons of writing part time, and more importantly, making time for your writing while still doing your day job.


Note: Guest and pro biographical information may have been updated since MisCon 30.


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